Friday I posted over at Living on PB&J:
I have written on this topic before, but it has been re-challenged to me recently -by my own life.
We all want our children to accept Jesus for their salvation! But before they can know about salvation we must teach them about God.
All men are born with the knowledge of God written in their heart [Proverbs 14:1, Romans 2:14-16].
But this does not mean our children will automatically know God.
Man is born a sinner. Even as a babe, we are all sinners.
If you have children, you cannot dispute this fact. A child left to himself brings shame on his mother [Proverbs 29:15].
Since the same heart that knows there is a God also contains sin, the knowledge of God must be cultivated to become knowing God.
People do not know who He is without being taught. Yes, if a lost man seeks for God, God will not hide himself [Jeremiah 29:13]. But that does not preclude our responsibility as parents.